The Blackwell Companion to Religion in America (Blackwell Companions to Religion) (Hardcover)

By Philip Goff (Editor)

Wiley-Blackwell, 9781405169363, 729pp.

Publication Date: May 10, 2010

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This authoritative and cutting edge companion brings together a team of leading scholars to document the rich diversity and unique viewpoints that have formed the religious history of the United States.
  • A groundbreaking new volume which represents the first sustained effort to fully explain the development of American religious history and its creation within evolving political and social frameworks
  • Spans a wide range of traditions and movements, from the Baptists and Methodists, to Buddhists and Mormons
  • Explores topics ranging from religion and the media, immigration, and piety, though to politics and social reform
  • Considers how American religion has influenced and been interpreted in literature and popular culture
  • Provides insights into the historiography of religion, but presents the subject as a story in motion rather than a snapshot of where the field is at a given moment

About the Author

Philip Goff is Director of the Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture and Professor of Religious Studies and American Studies at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. He is the author or editor of numerous books and articles, including co-editor, with Paul Harvey, of Themes in Religion and American Culture (2004) and The Columbia Documentary History of Religion in America Since 1945 (2005). For ten years he has been Senior Co-editor of Religion and American Culture: A Journal of Interpretation. Dedicated to public teaching, he has also been a scriptwriter and an interviewee on documentaries related to religion in American life for PBS, BBC, and HBO. Goff is a leading interpreter of religion's role in contemporary American life, and has been named in Who's Who Among Teachers, Who's Who in America, and Who's Who in the World.